3,000 students study in Turkish universities in Bosnia

Around 3,000 foreign students in Turkish universities in Bosnia- Herzegovina contribute to economy, says Yucel Ogurlu, rector of International University Sarajevo.

3,000 students study in Turkish universities in Bosnia

World Bulletin / News Desk

More than 3,000 Turkish students continue their educations at universities established by Turkish investors in Bosnian capital Sarajevo.

Besides receiving education, they contribute the economy in the country, says the rector of one of such universities. 

Rector of International University in Sarajevo (IUS) Yucel Ogurlu told AA that this university was established in 2003 and currently educates about 2,000 students. Among them 60 % are from Turkey and 40% from the Balkans, Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

"Turkish universities help the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina," said Ogurlu, adding "Tourists come to the country to spend few days and spend their money while students strengthen local economy staying here from 4 to 5 years. Education is very important segment in Bosnia which has huge economic and industrial potentials." 

"This year 500 new students enrolled to the IUS which is very high figure comparing to other universities in the region. We plan to increase the number of students to 4,000," said Ogurlu, also stating that management plans to improve the capacities of IUS are in compliance with the EU standards.

Next to IUS, in 2008, Turkish investors established International Burch University (IBU) in Sarajevo which accommodates about 1,000 students from 22 countries. 40 million euros spent on the IBU is one of the biggest Turkish investments in Bosnia. 

IUS and IBU create job opportunities for Bosnians as well as for foreigners.

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